Minister Lewis E. “Hammer” Tarrence, Sr., 77, passed on Saturday March 21, 2020, at his home. He was the son of the late Lewis Oliver and Nettie Billups Tarrence.
He was educated at Brutontown and Sterling High School. He was employed at National Steel for 15 years, Baker Junkyard for 5 years, Central Transport for 13 years and Slay Transport of 13 years.
Minister Tarrence was a member of Israel Metropolitan CME Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Carolyn Tarrence; a son, Charles Tarrence; and three brothers, John A. Tarrence, Robert Tarrence and William Billups.
Left to cherish many fond and loving memories are one daughter, Lisa (Curtis) Wilson of Greenville, SC; two sons, John (Charity) Tarrence and Lewis E. Tarrence, Jr., both of Greenville, SC; six sisters, Lourie Tarrence, Nettie Nesbit, Bertha (Jimmy) Berry, Gladys Ashmore, Juanita Miller and Min. Peggy (Willie) Allen, all of Greenville; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.